TheWeltladenThe Weltladen in Neumarkt was officially opened after one year of preparations on the 5 November 2011. Apart of numerous friends and acquaintances, also representatives of other world shops in South Tyrol appeared on this special day.
While the musical group Almaterra strengthened the positive mood, which slowly made his room, for all invited guests it was possible to visit the premises and to purchase the first products in the new store.
The mayor and some members of the newly established social cooperative held a short speach. The importance of a lively community and village was stressed. In that sense the newly opened Weltladen could add a special, colorful touch.
The storeAs the store was opened for the first time about 60 years ago, it was less than a third of the current, and was used as a hair salon. Soon after, it became a souvenir shop. It remained closed for one and a half years, however, now it shines again in a new light under the arcades of Neumarkt.
The shop was restored by a Colombian architect with much dedication and love to detail: a modern, minimalist design was combined with restored furniture from the 50s. The business already has become a popular meeting place for locals.